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Rowland, Laura Joh

Overview
Works: 91 works in 398 publications in 7 languages and 19,078 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Suspense fiction  Biographical fiction 
Classifications: PS3568.O934, 813.54
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Publications about Laura Joh Rowland
Publications by Laura Joh Rowland
Most widely held works by Laura Joh Rowland
Red chrysanthemum by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,268 libraries worldwide
In 1698 Japan, samurai detective Sano Ichiro finds his role as the shogun's trusted advisor threatened when the shogun's heir, Lord Mori, is found murdered, with Sano's pregnant wife, Reiko, lying beside him, naked and covered in blood
Shinjū by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
In 17th Century Japan, Sano Ichiro, senior police commander, investigates the death of a noblewoman and a peasant who drowned in a river tied to each other. Officials say a love-suicide, but Ichiro says murder and sees a suspect in the royal family--for which he is fired. But he doesn't give up
The snow empress by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
In 1699 Japan, when their son is kidnapped by dangerous rivals jealous over his influence in the shogun's court, Sano Ichiro and his wife, Reiko, search desperately for the boy, only to be trapped by Lord Matsumae, who has been driven mad by the murder of his mistress
The secret adventures of Charlotte Brontë by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
Upon learning that she has been falsely accused of plagiarism, the normally mild-mannered Charlotte Brontë sets off for London to clear her name. But when she unintentionally witnesses a murder, Charlotte finds herself embroiled in a dangerous chain of events that forces her to confront demons from her past.--From publisher description
The fire kimono by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
Japan, March 1700. Troops ambush and attack Lady Reiko, the wife of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power and influence. The troops who have attacked Reiko appear to belong to Sano's enemy, Lord Matsudaira, who denies all responsibility. But if the rivals are not to blame, who is?
Black Lotus by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Ichiro Sano's investigation of a triple murder at the Black Lotus Temple in 17th century Japan leads him to suspect an orphan girl. His wife, Reiko, believes the girl is innocent and starts her own investigation
The cloud pavilion by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of a woman's brutal attack in 1701 Japan, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro suspects the true motives of a formerly exiled rival who has been oddly cooperative, a situation that is further complicated by a relative's disappearance
The concubine's tattoo by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
A shogun's concubine dies in 17th century Japan, poisoned by the ink she used to tattoo her private parts. As he investigates the murder, Inspector Sano Ichiro is drawn into a world of intrigue among the shogun's women
The samurai's wife by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Sano Ichiro, special investigator to the shogun, discovers that he needs the help of his new wife Reiko more than ever after he finds himself embroiled in a case involving a sinister murderer
The pillow book of Lady Wisteria by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 902 libraries worldwide
When the shogun's young cousin and heir apparent is found murdered in the bed of Lady Wisteria, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People is called upon to solve the crime
The assassin's touch by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 901 libraries worldwide
When the shogun's chief intelligence officer suddenly drops dead during a horse race at Edo Castle, the shogun enlists the talents of Sano Ichiro to investigate, putting the sleuth on the trail of a secret movement looking to overthrow the regime
The dragon king's palace by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 862 libraries worldwide
When four women, including his wife, are kidnapped and imprisoned in the tower of a ruined palace, Sano Ichiro is directed by his shogun under penalty of death to work with his enemies in order to secure the women's freedom
The way of the traitor : a samurai mystery by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
In 1690 Nagasaki, the body of a Dutch trader washes up on the coast where foreign "barbarians" are lodged and guarded. Japan's preeminent detective-samurai, Sano Ichiro, risks his honor and his life to find the killer
Bundori : a novel of Japan by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 831 libraries worldwide
In 17th Century Japan, Investigator Sano Ichiro probes a series of revenge killings connected to a century-old dispute. But how to bring the guilty to justice when they are powerful men? Part mystery, part personal drama as Sano--himself a samurai--tries valiantly to follow bushido, the way of the warrior in a society whose ancient noble ways have been all but forgotten. By the author of Shinju
The perfumed sleeve by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 795 libraries worldwide
When 1694 Edo erupts into violence in the wake of a conflict between two rival factions, the shogun's investigator, Sano Ichiro, is urged by both sides to join their numbers, a situation that turns deadly when a high-ranking official is murdered
Bedlam : the further secret adventures of Charlotte Brontë by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
After the death of her siblings, Charlotte has few people she can trust, and feels more alone than ever. While visiting London, Charlotte goes on a tour of Bedlam, where she is sure she recognizes a struggling Mr. Slade, her long-missing ex-lover, strapped to one of the stretchers. Of course, she starts digging, and soon finds herself trying to reveal a secret that high-powered men would, and do, kill to protect
The Ronin's mistress by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
"Japan, 1703. On a snowy night, 47 warriors murder the man at the center of the scandal that turned them from samurai into masterless ronin two years before. Clearly this was an act of revenge--but why did they wait so long? And is there any reason they should not immediately be ordered to commit ritual suicide? Sano Ichiro, demoted from Chamberlain to his old post as Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, has mere days to solve the greatest mystery of samurai legend--while his own fortunes hang in the balance"--
The incense game : a novel of feudal Japan by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
When the shogun's carefully regulated court is thrown into chaos by a massive earthquake in 1703 Japan, Sano Ichiro investigates the poisoning murders of a nobleman's daughters to prevent the regime's takeover
The Shogun's daughter by Laura Joh Rowland( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
When the shogun is forced to claim an illegitimate son as his heir after the death of his only child, Sano Ichiro, believing the malevolent youth to be part of a plot to seize power, risks the safety and honor of his family to uncover the truth
The fire kimono by Laura Joh Rowland( file )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Called away from the crisis by the shogun's orders to investigate a mysterious skeleton, Sano and his wife, Reiko, must confront dangerous, long-buried secrets. What was Sano's own mother doing on the night when a burning kimono ignited a blaze that nearly destroyed the city? The shogun gives Sano and Reiko just three days to find out--or risk losing not only their position at court but their families' lives as well
 
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Alternative Names
Joh Rowland, Laura 1953-
Roulėnd, Lora Džo
Rowland, Laura J.
Роулэнд, Лора Джо
Languages
English (239)
Italian (5)
Hebrew (2)
Czech (2)
Portuguese (1)
Russian (1)
Dutch (1)
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